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Stone gatehouse in field, Manzanar
Stone gatehouse in field, Manzanar

Owens Valley, California, April 1985.
"The barracks are gone, torn down right after the war. The guard towers are gone, and the mess halls and shower rooms, the hospital, the tea gardens, and the white buildings outside the compound. Even the dust is gone. Spreading brush holds it to the ground...
What you see from the road are the two gatehouses, each a small empty pillbox of a building faced with flagstones and topped, like tiny pagodas, with shingled curving roofs."
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, Farewell to Manzanar
Richard Hoffmeister
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
April 1985